I Have a Good Idea – How Do I Protect It?

lightbulb

As you grow your business you must begin to reveal information to investors, clients, employees to name a few. As you start this process, you may become increasingly worried that someone may steal your company’s unique business idea. This feeling is extremely valid, although, do not curl up into a ball too much because keeping […]

Filing Your Trademark Internationally

world-map

As your business grows, it’s important to evaluate whether or not your brand extends beyond the country in which you are located. Often times, protection of your trademark in just the United States is not enough for companies that do business abroad. Trademarks are national rights and independent from country to country, and region to […]

3 Trademark Tips From Taylor Swift

Taylor-Swift-1989-1

Before Taylor Swift’s “1989″ album sold 1.2 million copies in the first week, the pop star filed a trademark for some of her most popular sayings from the album including: “This Sick Beat,” “Nice to Meet You. Where You Been” and “Party Like It’s 1989.”  Her choice to trademark these phrases makes this pop star […]

How To Have a Good Relationship With Your Co-founder

Founder_relationship

  You and your co-founder have a relationship and it’s complicated. Along with maintaining a friendship, you have to to discuss money problems and make huge business decisions together. Because we love fairy tale endings where co-founders live happily ever running a successful startup, we have congregated a few tips on how you and your […]

Did You Know? You Can Trademark More Than Just a Logo, Name or Slogan.

Tiffany-Co

Trademarks are meant to protect and distinguish your brand’s unique identity. So if you think about it, it really makes sense that there are other things you can trademark aside from your logo, name or slogan. Here is a list of some other things that you can trademark to protect your brand including a few […]

How To Fund Your Startup – A Beginner’s Guide

raisemoneyforstartup

You have a great idea for a startup but your piggy bank is empty. Do not let this this predicament cause you to give up your dream! Here are a few ways that you can line your pockets with that beautiful shade of green.   Get a bank loan A bank loan is a sure […]

7 Tips On How To Create A Strong Trademark

StrongTrademark5

A brand name will help you stand out from the competition but ask yourself this: “Will my brand name stand through the trademark registration process?” This is a very important question to ask yourself because if your brand name isn’t eligible to trademark you may have to rebrand all over again! So how do you […]

11 Tips On How To Throw A Startup Launch Party

the-great-gatsby

Glitter, balloons, people laughing and people mingling – you can see it now. So how do you make your dream launch party a reality? Here are 11 tips on how:   1. Justify the “drinks on the house” as well spent cash. It would be considered faux pas to charge your guests an entrance fee […]

6 Tips: Responding to Brand Theft

brand stolen

As an entrepreneur, you have worked hard to carefully build your reputation. However, one day, you are surprised by that customer that tells you about that ‘other store’ that has the same name as yours that doesn’t uphold the same standard of excellence that you do. Or, one morning, you notice that someone has a […]

Stars (Startups) That Shined Bright at CES 2015

Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 1.36.27 PM

Samsung thrilled us with a curved, 4K TV and Sony came at us with a 4K Handy Cam camcorder but what a surprise? These big shots never fail to amaze us. As we are delightfully tickled at all this new tech from the big dogs, we wanted to take a closer look at the not […]